Local company creates sanitizing robots

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local company has built a sanitizing robot that’s being used right here in Albuquerque. The robot is called “Breezy One” and it can cover a lot of ground, fast. “Breezy can go in quickly and efficiently, disinfect a hundred thousand square feet in an hour and a half… while the janitorial…

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Robot Adopters vs. Non-Adopters

Robot Adopters vs. Non-Adopters

A comprehensive study based upon data from Spain shows a stark contrast between firms that adopt robot technology and those that do not. Spain has one of the highest robot density levels per worker in Europe. The data come from the Encuesta Sobre Estrategias Empresariales (ESEE), an annual survey of around 1,900 Spanish manufacturing firms…

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China’s CoBot Revolution

This article from OZY describes how China is preparing for changes in the world’s manufacturing climate over the coming decades. China — already at the forefront of the global robot revolution — is laying the foundations for an alternative model for robots: “collaborative automation solutions” — known as CoBots — that work with humans instead…

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Robots help bicycle factory move from China to U.S.

Robots add jobs

Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) is moving skilled manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from China by leveraging robotic automation. Wage increases in China and advances in automation efficiency make BCA’s new factory in South Carolina immediately cost competitive with China. In the future, this U.S. cost advantage will continue to increase.

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Robots will take old jobs and create new ones, says World Economic Forum

Humans and Robots

This Robotics & Automation article summarizes a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on robots and jobs. The article is very upbeat and emphasizes that low-skilled labor will be replaced by high-skilled, higher-wage jobs. Within its report titled Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All, the WEF strongly advocates for lifelong learning. Here is…

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Is a Robot going to take my job?

Will a Robot take my job?

We often get asked this question about robots and jobs. Our simple answer is “no!”… but the detailed answer is much more complex. Yes, labor is shifting to robots for many low-skill jobs, especially ones that fit the “3 Ds” of Dirty, Dangerous or Drudgery. If you live in a high-wage region like the United…

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Rapid Growth of Cobots in APAC Region

CoBot-based automation

At present, Collaborative Robot usage is growing faster in the Asia Pacific region than within Europe or the US. This Economic Times article describes the rapid growth of cobots in India, including applications in automotive, health care, education and research. Over the long term, this trend is likely to reverse with the US taking a leadership…

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